Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First numbered when found in store, 1982; first individually described by Valuation Team when in Brick Tower Store, rack 3M, 1987.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:


Dimensions: Sword, overall max. length: approx. 950 mm, blade length: 822 mm (32.375 in or 32 3/8 in), blade width: 41 mm (1.625 in or 1 5/8 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on IN/OUTside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over '?'.On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: 'Bate'.On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, near mouth (CHECK), METHOD?: 'WOOLLEY / DEAKIN / DUTTON / & / JOHNSON'.


Bibliographic References

P.J. Lankester and G. Rimer, 'A 19th-century chest of arms', Royal Armouries Yearbook, III, 1998, pp. 77-108, at p. 106, note 3 (example of scabbard marked Woolley, Deakin, Dutton and Johnson).


For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Bate, see entry for IX.274, under Notes.
For general information on the various firms that incorporated the name of Woolley, see entry for IX.250, under Notes. Maker's name on scabbard struck with same stamp as IX.2342 and IX.3807.